West Ham United 1-1 Bursaspor FT

Pre-season friendly
West Ham United v Bursaspor
Thermenarena, Bad Radkersburg
Wednesday 22 July
Kick-off: 6pm (5pm UK time)

Final score - West Ham United 1-1 Bursaspor

Once again, the referee blows dead on the minute mark and the Hammers' second game of their Austria tour ends in another 1-1 draw. Zola's side looked in control before the break but lost their rhythm slightly in the second, which may be attributed to all of the changes made. The four international players will be feeling benefits of at least 45 minutes of match-time, Dyer will by boosted by his goal and Jimenez gave plenty of reason to be excited with some great touches during his near 80-minute run out.

West Ham conclude their Austria adventure when they play ND Mura in Slovenia on Thursday.

90 min - Full time in Bad Radkersburg.

88 min - Faubert makes sure that Bursaspor do not get that chance as he slides in bravely to take the ball away from Zeybek. Bursaspor have made another change, with Muhammet Demir coming on in place of Sen.

87 min - But back here in Austria we are still looking for that match-winning chance. But in all honesty, neither side look like they are going to create it at the moment.

84 min - Do not forget that if you have not had your fill of West Ham United action this evening then the Under-18s are playing at Tiptree United this evening. whufc.com will have live text updates from that game as well, with kick-off at 7.30pm UK time.

83 min - Both teams are giving it their all, but goal-scoring chances are few and far between at present.

79 min - It looks like more changes for West Ham as Collison, Upson, Boa Morte and Jimenez all leave the field to be replaced by Georg Grasser, Ollie Lee, Anthony Edgar and Jordan Spence. Grasser gets a big cheer from the home support. Can he become the second Austrian to score in his own country today?

77 min - Lovely play from Jimenez as he flicks the ball over his marker before playing in Hines. Sadly, the offside flag denies the half-time substitute a chance on goal.

75 min - Two more substitutes for Bursaspor as Sen and the goal-scorer Bahadir make way for Daniel Menendes Rezende and Yanzil Tuncer

73 min - Good header from Upson to just steer the ball away from Rok as he threatens to latch onto a through-ball.

70 min - After those couple of minutes of madness, order has been restored. The player Bursaspor brought on to replace Ipek is Halil Zeyback. It did originally appear that he had been sent off, but after a count of the players it became clear Bursaspor were simply ordered to replace him.

66 min - Tempers flare as Ipek flies into Boa Morte from behind. The players all crowd in together until the referee orders Ipek to be substituted. Zola responds by bringing on 'Gala for Collins.

62 min - Zola makes his fourth change as Dyer comes off for Josh Payne. The West Ham No7 will no doubt have felt the benefit of a 60 minute workout as well as his first goal of the season.

61 min - Upson becomes the first West Ham player to get booked as he brings down Rok on the edge of the area. After much debate, the resulting free-kick is blasted well over the bar.

57 min - Free-kick to the Turkish side on the right touchline is cleared by Julien Faubert, who has looked solid at right-back so far.

54 min - GOAL! Bursaspor get themselves back into the game as Rok back-heels the ball to Bahadir and the Austrian finishes hard and low past Stech, much to the delight of the home crowd.

52 min - A good break from the Hammers sees Dyer cross from the right touchline towards Hines. The West Ham No9 tries to get the ball under control but space is tight and the chance vanishes.

48 min - The first song of the day is heard and it is the West Ham fans who have claimed it with a rendition of 'Bubbles'. I did not detect an Austrian twang to it so I must assume the support from the UK is making itself heard.

46 min - Bursaspor get us underway in the second period. They look to have made a change as well with Tandogan making way for Okan Ipek.

Zola spent much of the break speaking to Savio and Zavon Hines, and the duo have come on in place of Stanislas and Cole. Marek Stech has also taken over in goal from Green. 

Half time

45 min -
The referee blows his whistle dead on the 45-minute mark and both teams trudge off. No doubt they will  need to take on lots of fluids during the interval after 45 minutes in the heat.

44 min - We are approaching half time and the Hammers seem relatively in control at the moment as Sen and Collison tangle. The Hammers are awarded the free-kick and Sen joins Tandogan in the referee's book for kicking the ball away.

39 min- Boa Morte is hacked down from behind and clutches his ankle, but is back on his feet a few seconds later. Bursaspor are then awarded a free-kick on the right touchline and as it is whipped in Collins collides with Rok and the 22-year-old forward stays down amid some half-hearted appeals for a penalty.

37 min - Collins show his bravery once more as the throws himself in the way of a shot from Voltan Sen to give Bursaspor a corner. But, once again, the Wales international clears the danger with his head. Could we be seeing an early contender for man of the match emerge?

34 min - A one-two between Cole and Stanislas almost sees the winger play in forward in with a low cross. Seconds later Stanislas races clear but loses control of the ball and the chance is wasted.

32 min - Has tangles with Ilunga and West Ham are given the free-kick. A long ball forward is then handled by Tandogan and a free-kick is awarded. The Bursaspor No2 then responds by kicking the ball away and he is booked.

30 min - More good defending from Collins as he halts a dangerous run from Rok with perfectly-time sliding tackle. He then completes his defensive duties by rising highest to head the ball clear.

27 min - Strong work from Cole on the right-hand touchline forces Ayhan Uzumcu to haul him down. West Ham will need to make use of Cole's power as he seems to have the better of his marker at present.

25 min - Good defending from Collins now as he slides in on Rok in the penalty area. The Korean has looked a handful for the Hammers' defence so far. Ilunga has picked up a slight knock, but seems fine to continue.

24 min - A good solid header from Upson clears the danger but the ball comes in once more and Rok gets up above Collins to power a header at goal. Thankfully, Green is there to gather the ball in his arms.

20 min - A good burst of speed from Stanislas followed by some nice footwork from Jimenez as he side-steps his marker. West Ham have shown some good attacking intent so far.

18 min - Corner to Bursaspor as Stanislas gets back to block an attempted cross. The ball is played in and after several rebounds Herita Ilunga is fouled and West Ham win the free-kick.

16 min - Green is called into action for the first time as Rok gathers a lose ball in the area and tries to beat him at his near post. The England international is equal to it and dives to his right to collect the ball.

14 min - If you have been following our coverage of the tour so far, you will know that the weather has been fantastic and tonight is no different. At training this morning the temperature was clocked at 42 degrees and although that has dropped now, the players will still be feeling the heat out on the pitch.

12 min - Zola has sent his side out in what looks like a 4-3-3 formation with Collison holding in midfield and Jimenez and Dyer in front of him. Boa Morte is providing the width, while Stanislas is in his usual position on the left.

11 min - Jimenez gets his first shot at goal in in a West Ham shirt. The ball takes a deflection and the Hammers win their second corner. Stanislas takes it but Collins and Cole cannot quite direct it goalwards and the ball is cleared.

7 min - Bursaspor have gathered themselves now and are starting to find their rhythm. Although they have had most of the ball for the past couple of minutes, they have not managed to get it in their opponents half yet.

4 min - The poor stadium announcer had not even finished reading the teams out before Dyer struck. The West Ham No7's strike was greeted by a huge cheer from those watching in Bad Radkersburg, so the Hammers certainly seem to be well backed tonight.

3 min - Goal! West Ham get off to the best possible start. A superb ball forward from Collins is headed down into the path of Kieron Dyer who beats Ivankov with a first-time shot. Great stuff from the Hammers

2 min - Positive start from the Hammers and Jimenez is involved straight away. He runs forward and forces Tandogan into conceding a corner. The new signing, who is wearing number 17 tonight, took the corner but Cole cannot quite tee up James Collins for a shot.

1 min - Jack Collison and Cole get the game going

5.59pm It looks as though we may be a couple of minutes late kicking-off as the teams are still lining up in the tunnel. Upson is the West Ham captain for the evening and he leads the Hammers out in their new navy blue away kit.

5.55pm Bursaspor have also named a strong team. Midfielders Huseyin Cimsir and Ali Tandogan are both Turkish internationals, striker Shin Young Rok has been capped three times by South Korea and goalkeeper Dimitar Ivankov has represented Bulgaria 54 times. Austrian midfielder Turgay Bahadir should prove popular amongst the local support.

5.50pm The teams are in and, as expected, Gianfranco Zola has named a very strong line-up. The big news is new signing Luis Jimenez makes his first appearance in a West Ham shirt, while Green, Upson Boa Morte and Cole are all on show for the first time this pre-season.

5.35pm Good evening from Bad Radkersburg. We are just 35 minutes from kick-off now and both teams are out on the pitch warming up. Final team line-ups are yet to be confirmed, but we will bring them to you as soon as we have them. West Ham United are expected to name a strong side for their second friendly of the Austria tour, with Robert Green, Matthew Upson, Luis Jimenez, Luis Boa Morte and Carlton Cole all expected to feature at some stage.

The Stadium PA is playing some English dance music to help make the West Ham players and their supporters, who seem to be out numbering their Turkish counterparts, at home. There is one gigantic St. George's flag tied to the front of the main stand with WHUFC printed in the middle, so it looks like the Hammers will be getting some good support tonight from both home and abroad.

West Ham United: Green, Faubert, Collins, Upson, Ilunga, Collison, Jimenez, Boa Morte, Dyer, Stanislas, Cole
Subs: Stech, 'Gala, Spence, Grasser, Lee, Savio, Hines, Edgar

Bursaspor: Ivankov, Tandogan, Erdogan, Keceli, Tuna, Sen, Cimsir, Ozan Has, Acar, Bahadir, Rok
Subs: Ozkan, Demircan, Sarak, Ipek, Tuncer, Zeybek, Sal, Demir, Pehlivan, Menendes.